Migration and Development Brief
Thematic Working Groups
Data and Demographics
Labor Migration
Integration issues in host communities
Remittances and Diaspora Resources
Forced Migration and Development
East Asia and Pacific
Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and North Africa
North America
South Asia
The World Region

This Migration and Development Brief reports global trends in migration and remittance flows, major policy developments, and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators for reducing remittance costs and recruitment costs. The Brief reports new data on recruitment costs, a potential indicator for the SDG of promoting safe and regular migration. The special focus of the Brief is return migration, currently a challenging issue globally following the increase in asylum seekers and undocumented migrants.

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Data on Bilateral Remittance Matrix

Data on Remittance Inflows

Data on Remittance Outflows



Video: Interview with Dilip Ratha, Head of KNOMAD, World Bank 

Launch Event

World Bank Migration and Remittances Website

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Interview - Money Transfers: Are They Too Costly? (BBC Business Daily)